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  • Making exceptions in an IP ban range?

    This was intended for the "How Do I?" forum, but for whatever reason this appears to be the only forum I can post in, so:

    I'm trying to ban User X from the 24.215.*.* range without banning User Y from the same range. User X's IPs have been in this range for at least a year, and span ranges between 24.215.9.* to 24.215.52.*. User X has many more varying IPs within those subranges, so any IP ban beyond 24.215.*.* won't keep him out for very long. On the other hand, User Y's IP is a static 24.215.94.39. Is there were a way to make a single exception within a ban range in vBulletin 2.2.5?

    If it used [] as wildcards, I figured we could ban 24.215.[0-8][012356789].[012456789][0-8] and successfully ban 24.215.*.* except 24.215.94.39.

    Alternatively, could 24.215.9*.3* || 24.215.*4.3* || 24.215.9*.*9 || 24.215.*4.3* work?

    The online manual and IP ban description on the options page don't cover wildcards, thus my first assumption is that it's not possible without a hack. However, I'd like to be absolutely certain of this so as to avoid unnecessary collateral damage with this ban.

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    As I stated in your other thread, this requires hacking. You'll need to ask over at vbulletin.org:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86986
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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